Author Archive: Randall Newton

Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Advancements in real-time rendering headed to Siggraph

Advancements in real-time rendering headed to Siggraph

The 90-minute show “Real-Time Live!” is part of the annual Computer Animation Festival. Demonstrations include real-time rendering of fire and cartoon character faces from human actor input. Advancements in real-time rendering for games and animation will be presented at Siggraph 2014 during the annual Real-Time Live! session. The 90-minute show is part of the annual [...]

Daimler certifies SolidThinking Inspire for company-wide use

Daimler certifies SolidThinking Inspire for company-wide use

Organic inspiration at the earliest stages for automotive design engineers. Auto manufacturer Daimler AG has officially certified SolidThinking Inspire for company-wide use. Part of the HyperWorks engineering suite from Altair, SolidThinking Inspire enables design engineers to quickly create and investigate structurally efficient concepts. With the Daimler certification, all design engineers within the car and truck [...]

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Android and iOS versions connect to the cloud-based PLM. Autodesk has released mobile apps for its PLM 360 suite, extending the capabilities of its cloud-based system beyond the desktop. The Android and iOS versions are identical, taking a dashboard approach to connecting to the workgroup’s PLM installation. Autodesk says PLM 360 is in “active use” at [...]

Siggraph 2014 announces lineup for Emerging Technologies Preview

Siggraph 2014 announces lineup for Emerging Technologies Preview

Emerging Technologies are state-of-the-art demonstrations from the frontiers of graphics and interactive computing. Siggraph 2014 has released its list of 2014 Emerging Technologies highlights to be featured at this year’s conference, August 10-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Out of almost 90 submissions to the program, 24 were accepted, with more than 20 pieces from submitters outside [...]

JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon takes on virtualization in entertainment

JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon takes on virtualization in entertainment

The 14th annual event allows industry leaders to discuss technical topics with other insiders. The 14th annual Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Press Luncheon will bring together entertainment CG experts and the press to explore “Virtualization Comes to the Entertainment Industry … or Not.” The popular event will be Wednesday, August 13 at the Pan Pacific [...]

Bentley extends use of hypermodels in asset performance management

Bentley extends use of hypermodels in asset performance management

Design documentation becomes the virtual edition of the physical plant for on-going operations. A new release of Bentley Systems’ AssetWise APM (asset performance management) extends the use of its pioneering hypermodels technology into asset operations and maintenance. Hypermodeling is Bentley technology for merging 2D drawings, 3D models, and related project data into one spatial viewing [...]

Behind the CG scenes at Siggraph 2014 Dailies

Behind the CG scenes at Siggraph 2014 Dailies

Rapid-fire two-minute clips from blockbusters and indies alike showcase what it takes to bring excellence in computer graphics to the screen. Siggraph 2014 will showcase the work of more than 40 computer graphics veterans in the annual Siggraph Dallies next month in Vancouver. Always one of the best-attended events at Siggraph every year, the Dailies [...]

Jaguar bringing augmented reality to driving

Jaguar bringing augmented reality to driving

The Virtual Windscreen uses the entire windshield as a head-up display.  Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are in the “performance driving” segment of the auto market, a competitive space where the vendors are always looking for an edge. JLR thinks part of that edge in the future will be to offer its customers an augmented reality [...]

“Other” revenue uptick helps Dassault Systèmes second quarter

“Other” revenue uptick helps Dassault Systèmes second quarter

Revenue from primary brands posted single-digit growth. Net income was down 18% due to aggressive acquisitions.   By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) posted modest year-over-year growth in the second quarter, buoyed by revenue from new acquisitions and a big spike in services revenue. Total revenue for the quarter (ending June 30, [...]

PTC revenue up 6% in third quarter

PTC revenue up 6% in third quarter

The CAD/PLM vendor makes another acquisition in the Internet of Things. Customers are finally buying into Creo with gusto.  By Randall S. Newton PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today reported third quarter results at the high end of its previous guidance, with revenue of $336.6 million, up 6.66% from the year-ago quarter. Growth was strong in its [...]